Morley Nelson Newsletter

December 2022

From Mrs. Croy

Thank you for the warm welcome as I became principal a few weeks ago. I am so excited to serve the students at Morley Nelson in this role. We are a community of amazing students, supportive families, and top-notch educators, and it takes all of us working together for the success of your children.


We are coming to the close of first semester. I can't believe half the school year is already completed! Students have been working hard and teachers are seeing their progress. We are finishing up mid-year assessments in reading (I-Station) and math (iReady) this week. Teachers will be able to report student progress on report cards that will go home in January.


Help your child join in the fun for the 12 Days of Winter Fun by dressing up each day according to the theme of the day. Also, look at the daily family activity that can be done each day too.


Winter break can feel long, but here are some things you can do with your children to create fun memories and keep their academic skills going too:


  • Read aloud - choose a novel or a winter picture book each day to read as a family
  • If it snows, build a snowman together
  • Bake a treat - have your child practice their reading and math skills by reading a recipe and baking a special treat together. Then you all can enjoy the goodness.
  • Do a random act of kindness. An example could be shoveling a neighbor's driveway and sidewalk if it snows.
  • Play a board game as a family. Games teach social skills, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and are fun too!


We have a busy month ahead of us!

12 Days of Winter Fun

We want to have a little fun counting down to winter break. Click the link above to get a guide to student and staff dress up days and the theme for each one starting December 7th and going every day until we get out for break on December 22nd.

Moments to Celebrate 🙌

Upcoming Dates and Things to Know

December 7th - PTO Meeting at 4:00 at the ROC

December 7th-22nd - 12 Days of Winter Fun - see link above

December 12th - Choir Field Trip to the Capitol Building

December 16th - Winter Program for 1st and 2nd Graders at 2:30

December 20th - Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Ellis class field trip to the Discover Center

December 20th - Band, Orchestra, and Choir Performance at 2:30

December 21st - Choir Performance Field Trip to the Zoo

December 21st - Early Release at 1:45

December 22nd - Early Release at 1:45 End of Semester

December 22nd-January 6th - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

January 9th - School Resumes

January 13th - Report Cards go Home